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December 24, 2012 - During the coming year, please do as many of the following as you can:

  1. Plant trees.
  2. Grow your own food organically.
  3. Make your own organic fertilizer.  I've found that comfrey "tea" is fabulous.  Comfrey is not hard to grow, has pretty blue/purple flowers in spring and early summer, and can be vigorously cut back a few times a year.  Take the cuttings, put them in buckets so that they're 1/2 - 2/3 full, then fill with water.  Let stand three days.  Powerful stuff!
  4. Forego new clothing to as great an extent as possible.  When you do buy, look for something "virtuous": Made in America, organic, recycled, repurposed.
  5. Recycle and repurpose other possessions, too.
  6. Let your house get colder in winter and warmer in summer, i.e., conserve energy.
  7. Conserve water.
  8. Save more money for hard times.
  9. Amplify your pantry so that preserved foods could see you through at least a few weeks, preferably a few months.
  10. Set water aside in 2 liter pop bottles.
  11. Buy some rain barrels.
  12. Get to know your neighbors.  You'll be needing them, and they'll be needing you.
  13. Learn a new home skill.
  14. Talk to your children about climate change.
  15. If your soil is terrible, learn about permaculture.
  16. Drive less.
  17. Tell your congressional representatives that we must stop selling coal to China.
  18. Protest anti-environmental policies as often as you can.
  19. Become a more loving, happier person.
  20. Learn more about your spiritual/religious side.  Talk to God.
Together we can make the world a better place.  Do your part - start today.
Happy 2013!

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